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➤ Geolocation of a contact by sending a text message that provides position between two phones
➤ SMS query GeoPing (like ping linux): this request will be intercepted if and only if the target phone have first installed the application Geoping.
=> Once the message have been sent it would disappeared next and then the phone "applicant" would received a reply SMS with the phone's GPS position in an obfuscated form (a human can not read it).
✔ Confidentiality, data protection and backup
✔ A basic phone with SMS subscription is cheaper than a subscription with Datas
✔ Sending an SMS consumes less battery
✔ Enabling the localization demand increases the phone's standby
✔ The use of SMS as a communication protocol increases the level of network coverage and Edge allows the application to be able to geo-locate any place cut.
✔ Unlike other systems that use 3G Data (eg Latitude) GeoPing is 100% functional
✔ Use maps OpenStreet Map allows you to complete the online maps and use maps and more representative of your environment GeoPing.
➤ Securing information: GPS positions do not pass between you and the telephone company.
➤ Obfuscation and protocol optimization by SMS
➤ A GeoPing SMS count like an SMS Operator: GeoPing SMS messages are designed to use character ranges and not exceed the length triggering over-invoicing operator SMS.
➤ Secure pairing with 3 modes of association (Secure, Authorized or on request)
➤ Ability to display or not a notification to each request GeoPing
➤ Map Open Street Map (OSM), online editable
➤ Vector map for use with low network
➤ Widget to send its position or ask
➤ Link to Google StreetMap points and Navigation
For more details please visit OSM:
➤ OSM France: http://www.openstreetmap.fr/
➤ Publishers cards: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Editing
We advise you as OSM map editor:
➤ Potlatch (online): http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Potlatch_2
➤ JOSM (offline): http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM
Tags: geoping ?.
Recently changed in this version:
- Navigation mode by Sliding Menu
- Persist hide My Location status on Map
- Small Bug Fix
- Save Acknowledge on Log for SMS Send
- Event Type for the Source of GeoPing
- New Color Picker
- Event Notification on Shutdown, Boot, Low Battery
- Button for direct Map open on the selected person
- Log filetring on screen (Pairing on Person)
- Display photos contact
- Fix for parital wakeup to force correct GeoPing
- Map Timeline for GeoPing filtering